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Spondylosis Topic Guide

Spondylosis Spondylosis: Spondylosis is stiffening of the spine (vertebrae) as the result of a disease. It is often called osteoarthritis. It refers to degenerative changes such as bone spurs and degenerating intervertebral discs. Cause is usually age related. Symptoms include back or neck pain, tenderness, muscle spasm, numbness, tingling, or sciatica (low back pain with pain down one leg). Treatments target the pain and include medications, self-care, exercise and physical therapy, adjunctive therapies (chiropractic and acupuncture), injections, and surgery.

Spondylosis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

duloxetine Duloxetine

Duloxetine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSNRI). Duloxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unba...learn more »

tizanidine Tizanidine

Tizanidine is a short-acting muscle relaxer. It works by blocking nerve impulses (pain sensations) that are sent to your brain...learn more »

tramadol Tramadol

Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever...learn more »

cyclobenzaprine Cyclobenzaprine

Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain...learn more »

cortisone Cortisone

Cortisone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

doxepin Doxepin

This medication guide provides information about the use of doxepin (Sinequan or other generic names) to treat depression or anxiety. Silenor ...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

naproxen Naproxen

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »